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ASPIRE 2017 – Edward F. Crawford

Edward F. Crawford was a young man working his way through school in the early 1960s when he first put his entrepreneurial skills to the test.

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ASPIRE 2017 – William E. Conway

Relationships are a key component in any line of work, but perhaps even more so when you’re the head of a business, says William E. Conway.

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Smart Women: How women leaders are setting the pace in business

Presenting the 2017 Northeast Ohio Smart Women Award winners and panelists who will be featured at this year's Smart Women Breakfast on April 20.

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Talent Driven2017 Smart Culture Awards

These 28 Northeast Ohio Smart Culture honorees have the sustainable advantage of cultures that deliver results that impact their bottom line.

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How to choose developers for a SaaS project

What to look for in a SaaS development team, according to Jeff Schafer, Chief Revenue Officer and Digital Strategist at Metisentry.

How your bank can help protect your financial future

Business owners willing to set aside their own interests for the betterment of the company are lauded for their ability to be selfless and create a sense of true collaboration with employees to work toward a common cause. It’s an example of leadership at its best. But if this altruism extends too far, they can lose sight of the need to prepare for life after business, which puts them in a tough spot when that moment arrives, says Westfield Bank's Jon Park.

Spreadsheets, departmental databases make way for a new technology trend

Case management might not sound like a technology buzzword, but the all-inclusive system brings together bundles of information relating to a single case — a client, project, etc. — rather than working with individual documents or files in silos. Blue Technologies' Heather Stump shares how to ensure business scalability through case management solutions.

Do you qualify for free LED lighting upgrades?

Reducing your total energy budget and usage through high-impact energy conservation measures. Tim Regan, president of the fiscal consulting firm TPI Efficiency, offers tips.

How to get the most from your employee benefits adviser

How to evaluate the quality of service you get from your employee benefits adviser, advice from Joe Roberts, area vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.